Originally a Professional Swimmer and Finswimmer, I am now a lecturer in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University. With my department, I also provide sports nutrition counseling, seminars and workshops to many professional sports teams and athletes (rugby, basketball, swimming, triathlon, martial sports, etc.). Moreover, I am a holder of “International Olympic Committee Sports Nutrition Diploma”. I am working with many elite athletes and sports teams from different parts of the world, in addition to speaking at the seminars and conferences worldwide.
I am currently undertaking a part time PhD in “The Effects of Different Pathways of Nitric Production on Sport Performance” in Clinical Sciences and Nutrition Department. In addition, I have another Master degree in Sport Management at Bachesehir University in Turkey. I am a member of several professional bodies including The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Registration (SENr), American College of Sports Medicine, Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and FIFA-CIEs sport management programme.
Beside my academic and practitioner experience, I have been a national athlete (swimming and under water sports) for 11 years and competed finals in both European (4 times) and World (5 times) championships. In 2015, I won a silver medal in the Finswimming category at the 1st Mediterranean Beach Games (equivalent to the Commonwealth Games). Additionally, I have worked as a head coach of the Turkish Junior National Team at the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation in both 2014 European and the World Junior Championships in 2015.
PhD Candidate in Sports Nutrition
MSc in Exercise and Nutrition
International Olymip Committee Diploma in Sport Nutrition
Sports and Exercise Nutrition Registrant (SENr)
MA Sport Management
Visiting Lecturer in Clinical Sciences & Nutrition - University of Chester
Exercise Physiology Lab Technician - University of Chester
Performance Nutrition Consultant - Turkish Basketball Federation
Performance Coach - ASKA Swimming Clup
National Head Coach - Turkish Underwater Sports Federation
O. Esen, C. Nicholas, M. Morris, SJ. Bailey (2018). No Effect of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on 100-m and 200-m Swimming Performance in Moderately-Trained Swimmers. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. pp.1-19.
O. Esen, C. Nicholas (2017). One-week L-Arginine Supplementation Did not Improve 200m Swimming Time in Trained Swimmers. In: Journal of Sports Sciences. Nottingham, 28/11/2017. pp.s65-s65.